Man tosses coins into plane engine for ‘good luck,’ causes flight cancellation
A man who tossed several coins into an airplane engine for “good luck” caused the flight in the Shandong province in China to be canceled for safety reasons.
The passenger, identified by his surname Wang, was recently supposed to board Beibu Gulf Airlines flight GX8814 from Weifang to Haiku, as per The Times Now television channel yesterday, April 27.
Airport staff reportedly learned about Wang’s pre-flight ritual after finding coins on the ground during the inspection. When he was questioned, Wang eventually admitted throwing six coins wrapped in red paper into the engine for good luck.
The flight was then called off and the staff recovered all six coins from the engine, according to the report. Photos of the said coins have since circulated online in China.
Wang was detained by the police because of the incident. The other 148 passengers of the flight were forced to get off the plane and were scheduled to fly the next morning. Ian Biong /ra
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